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Samantha is a Solicitor in our Court of Protection team, having joined Potter Rees Dolan in early 2021.
Education & Career
Samantha studied Law at Sheffield Hallam and graduated in 2007, before going onto complete her LPC at the University of Sheffield. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2013. What inspired Samantha’s career in law? She says:
“I have wanted to be a lawyer since I was about 10 years old, it is very cliché but I always wanted to be in a position to help people. I worked at a law firm for my school work experience and they offered me a job, I spent all of my school holidays working but it confirmed my career choice for me.”
Samantha joined PRD’s ever expanding Court of Protection team in 2021, specialising in brain injury and litigation support work. Samantha understands the nuances of Best Interests Decisions vs Recoverability and how clients’ expenditure can impact on Cobham v Eeles calculations for interim payment requests. She says of joining PRD:
“I am looking forward to working with the team and in particular, working with Ruth Wright again. Ruth was my Training Principal back in the day and I have always really respected and admired her, both professionally and personally - especially since I saw her perform the Argentinian Tango at a charity dance competition!”
Outside of work...
Samantha likes to keep fit and has recently signed up to The Body Coach’s workouts, she also loves to cook and appreciates a nice bottle of red. However, Samantha admits her hobbies have changed somewhat with having a toddler and now includes splashing in puddles, thanks to a certain Peppa Pig!